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Vegan dog food has been hailed as the healthiest – our study shows the reality is more complicated

By Alexander German, Professor of Small Animal Medicine, University of Liverpool
Richard Barrett-Jolley, Senior Lecturer covering Veterinary Neuroscience and Neuropharmacology, University of Liverpool
Two years ago, a study was published that claimed nutritionally sound vegan diets are “the healthiest and least hazardous dietary choice for dogs”.

We recently published a study challenging those findings. Based on our analysis of the data the original study used, we argue the association between diet and dog health (or more accurately, the owner’s opinion of their dog’s health) is minimal at best.

To understand why we came to a different conclusion, you need to understand…The Conversation

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